underdeveloped country

underdeveloped country
underdeveloped country ˌunderdeˌveloped ˈcountry noun underdeveloped countries PLURALFORM [countable] ECONOMICS
a country that is poor and where there is not much modern industry — compare developing country, LDC

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underdeveloped country UK US noun [C] ECONOMICS
a country that is less developed economically than most others, with little industry and little money spent on education, health care, etc.: »

The money is earmarked for shares of companies in underdeveloped countries.

Compare DEVELOPED COUNTRY(Cf. ↑developed country), DEVELOPING COUNTRY(Cf. ↑developing country)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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